This review is different than any other. It is a review and a piece of advice at the same time. The topic of the review is the Nikon J1 - the cheapest Nikon mirrorless you can find at this point (used). But the article also touches upon a more general issue: Which is Better, DSLR or Mirrorless? Read the review, then find the answers at the "Final Verdict" section - which is significantly more extended than in previous articles
And so, I decided to get a mirrorless. I had used a mirrorless camera in the past - it was an Olympus Pen; it didn't replace my Nikon DX system. I bought a Nikon J1 together with a Nikkor 10-30mm VR lens (to be reviewed in the next couple of weeks), fully knowing it will not replace my Nikon FX system. Perhaps this review is written from a non-objective perspective, as it reflects the thoughts of a photographer who plans to use two systems, Nikon 1 (CX) and Nikon Full Frame (FX). Then again, Amateur Nikon is not about cold diagrams, charts and numbers, but about photography as an experience. It might be so that you're wondering the same things. Perhaps you're thinking, to the question "Which is better, a DSLR or a mirrorless?", the answer might be: both!
|When the light is good, the camera can definitely deliver.|
But it's more about that; it's about being able to capture so many more moments
than you would if you had to carry a DSLR in a bag all the time.